"Jack Reacher" is a throwback action thriller — taut and muscular, gruff and cool. Based on Lee Child's 2005 novel, "One Shot," it offers viewers familiar but forgotten action pleasures: directorial competence, a screenplay with just enough wit, an honest-to-goodness movie star and supporting actors who hold their own.
The boys from "Newsies" now have one more thing to dance about _ they've made their money back.
November isn't even over, and the nation already is in the grip of RG3 Mania. Jimmy Johnson, the erstwhile Dallas Cowboys genius, said on TV on Sunday that if he were starting an NFL franchise, the first player he'd pick would be Robert Griffin III.
"The Outlaw Josey Wales," "Gods and Generals" and "Birth of a Nation" are just some of the films highlighting the conflict between the Union and Confederacy.
There are lots of musicals that inspire and stimulate. Only one makes you want to rush outside to buy a newspaper, join a union and hug someone from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Billy Bob Thornton says his frustration at the state of films in America prompted him to direct his first feature in more than a decade, the 1960s family drama "Jayne Mansfield's Car."
Start spreading the news: The musical based on the film "Newsies" is striking a path to Broadway.
"The Help" stayed on the job over Labor Day, finishing as the No. 1 film for the third-straight weekend.
When Harvey Fierstein was asked to make the film "Newsies" work on stage, he realized that something was missing from the original.